The European Commission is expected to propose introducing a third COVID-19 shot in the validity of the EU digital certificate in early December, an EU source told EURACTIV. The scenario of having a third jab within nine months after the last vaccination seems to be prevailing.
EURACTIV has learnt that the Commission’s proposal is in inter-service consultation and will be presented in early December.
According to the current proposal, the certificate will expire nine months after the last dose of a COVID-19 vaccine was administered. Previously sources suggested twelve months after the last dose.
It is still uncertain what will happen to non-Europeans who want to travel to Europe. Sources said some Director-Generals (DGs) within the executive are pressuring for an obligatory PCR test even for the vaccinated.
(Sarantis Michalopoulos | EURACTIV.com)